By Kevin Williams
We have some interesting and tasty Amish in the News this week. Let’s start here:
AMISH IN SUBURBIA: The Lancaster paper ran an excellent article about something I’ve witnessed first-hand: the Amish are increasingly moving into homes that slices of suburbia. You’ll see Amish families moving into homes that are regular, ol’ cookie-cutter white-picket fence suburbia. They’ll move in and disconnect the electricity and, oh, and where does the horse go? Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is grappling with how to handle this Amish influx. Click here to read the article in the Lancaster paper, hopefully it is not behind a paywall…I was able to access it.
AMISH IN CLARK, MISSOURI: This could have been such a great article but, yeah, not trying to be disparaging of the college student who wrote it, but it was just very spare on detail. Clark, Missouri is a wonderful Amish settlement and it just seems like she could have explored a bit more. Click here to read the article which does have some interesting nuggets.
MILLE’S ENERGY BALLS: I could use some energy! This is the latest installment of Millie Otto, Amish columnist in Illinois.
HIGH VOLTAGE IN WISCONSIN: Proposed high voltage power lines will slice right through some Amish farms in the western part of the state. That has some Amish contemplating leaving the area altogether. Click here to read more.
AMISH POTLUCK POTATOES: This is a popular dish among the Amish but it’s not the healthiest thing being loaded with Velveeta cheese and frozen hash browns. These types of processed foods are quite popular in some Amish settlements. Click here for the recipe which was featured on the Fox affiliate in Cleveland last week.